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grilled pear + whipped blue cheese

This week, we’ve grilled pears and whipped some blue cheese to assemble a sweet and savoury open sandwich.

Grilled Pears with Whipped Blue Cheese


Serves 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes


Olive oil

1 pear



2 slices of sourdough (or your favourite bread for toast)

1 tablespoon of yogurt

2 tablespoons of crumbled blue cheese

Rocket, to serve


  1. Heat a little olive oil on a griddle or frying pan over a medium heat. Slice the pear, about 1cm thick. Sprinkle with salt and plenty of pepper before frying for 5 minutes on either side. Meanwhile, toast your bread.
  1. Make your whipped blue cheese by adding the yogurt and blue cheese into your food processor. Whip until really smooth. You can do this by hand too using a fork but the food processor makes for a super smooth whipped cheese.
  1. Serve the grilled pears with the toast, the whipped blue cheese and some crunchy rocket on the side.

This recipe first appeared in The Irish Independent on September 17th

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